hysterophyte definition

  • noun:
    • A plant or fungus that lives on lifeless or living organic matter.
    • A plant, like fungi, which lives on dead or residing natural matter.
    • correctly, a part of Hysterophyta; a fungus of any sort; in accordance use, any fungus growing upon organic matter, where it derives its nutrition; a saprophyte.
    • In phytogeography, a herbaceous plant which doesn't elaborate unique nutrition, which, a saprophyte or parasite: opposed to autophyte.
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